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More swings removed on health and safety ground, say Isle of Wight council

battery swings

The council say their first priority is the safety of families using the park and ensuring the appropriate European standard for play equipment is met.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 3:50pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

New Head of School confirmed for The Bay CE

Mrs Westcott-Hayes

Mrs Westcott-Hayes, Associate Headteacher has been leading the school since February and has been part of the Cornerstone Federation since September 2018.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 3:35pm

By Kate Whiting

Isle of Wight Distillery wins Best Local Drink Producer in Business Awards

mermaid gin bottle seal

No stranger to awards, the Isle of Wight Distillery has picked up another, this one voted for by the public.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 12:56pm

By Sally Perry

Gold awards for Isle of Wight businesses promoting sustainable travel

Paul McCathie Goodleaf Tree Climbing and Nicola Rogers from VIOW

To reach gold standard, businesses must have committed to meeting 85% of the criteria that relate to promoting the use of sustainable transport.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 12:02pm

By Simon Clark

Devoted Mountbatten nurse recognised with prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse

Dee Curless

A Mountbatten nurse who has devoted her life to the care of Islanders has been recognised by community nursing charity, The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).

Friday, 24th May, 2019 9:44am

By Emma Topping

Work begins on Northwood House rotunda restoration thanks to Coastal Revival grant

The restoration work on rotunda at Northwood House

The dome will be restored to its original splendour using groundbreaking techniques, thanks to a grant from the Coastal Revival Fund

Friday, 24th May, 2019 9:33am

By Shirley Hilton

Seaview now home to an award-winning Art Gallery

seaview gallery exterior with linda groves

The gallery owner said the award is exciting, as well as humbling, as real people made real votes because of their experiences of the Gallery or buying from the Website.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 8:15am

By Sally Perry

Watch: HRH Duke of Kent unveils Bicentennial Bench in East Cowes

duke of kent receiving flowers from schoolgirl

If you weren't able to attend the unveiling of the Bicentennial Bench, watch this short video by Robert Lipscombe, with photos from Allan Marsh.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 6:54pm

By Sally Perry

South Western Trains respond to accusations of mobility scooter discrimination

Mobility scooter

Mr Long felt that he was being discriminated against because he was not allowed to take his mobility scooter on Island Line. South Western Railways respond.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 6:22pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Facebook group and petition launched in campaign to protect Isle of Wight trees

People by the oak tree

There is a growing movement of campaigners looking to protect the Island's trees, with a Facebook group and petition set up to raise awareness.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 4:38pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Mrs Middleton’s wins Muddy Stilettos Best Bookshop Awards

Gail Downey Middleton standing outside her shop

Gail thanks those who voted for her, saying, "It's so encouraging when you run a small business to feel so well supported".

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 3:22pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council issue appeal after dog was found shaved, painted and dumped

The dog that had been painted and shaved

Do you know who the dog belongs to? It was found shaved, painted and dumped in Pan Meadows.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 1:19pm

By Sally Perry